Indian police arrest 18 for repeated rape of 12-year-old girl

Geraldine Edwards
July 19, 2018

A group of 18 men have been arrested over the alleged repeated rape of a 12-year-old girl over a seven-month period.

Subsequently, the police apprehended the accused, including security guards, lift operators, and water suppliers.

Later Mohanakrishnan, president of Madras High Court Advocates Association announced that no advocates would appear for the 17 accused in the child rape case.

Senior police officers have been reported as saying that the accused had drugged the minor victim before sexually assaulting her inside the apartment over months. Three days later two men from outside the complex also raped her and videotaped the incident.

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Last weekend, the girl complained of stomachache, and was taken to the Kilpauk Government Hospital.

The investigating officer said that the perpetrators would sedate the child with injections, give her drug-laced drinks or even made her sniff some sort of powder and then take her to the secluded parts of the complex and then rape her.

The girl, who has a hearing disability, was allegedly sexually assaulted inside a largely unoccupied apartment block in the southern city of Chennai. "They are on the run after the news broke out on Monday", the police said, adding that they have also recovered all the videographic evidence from the accused, which they had purportedly used to silence the victim.

They would wait for the girl to return from her school, after which they would take her to one place of their choice violate her.

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This led to the introduction of the death sentence for the rape girls under the age of 12.

The family of the 11-year-old victim filed the complaint with the police after the girl shared the sequence of incidents with her elder sister, Indian media reported.

The capital, New Delhi, earned the dubious title of "rape capital of the world", after the case of a 23-year-old university student who was gang-raped on a Delhi bus and died of her injuries sparked nationwide protest and global headlines.

India has seen an increase in sexual violence against women in the past decade, including the 2012 fatal gang rape of a 23-year-old woman in Delhi.

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